Six NEAC Field Hockey Student-Athletes Bestowed by NFHCA as Scholars of Distinction

Six NEAC Field Hockey Student-Athletes Bestowed by NFHCA as Scholars of Distinction

GILBERT, Ariz. — This year, 321 student-athletes have been recognized as Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Scholars of Distinction.

The Division III Scholars of Distinction program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or higher through the first semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

Six student-athletes from the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) were named to the distinctive list including: Senior Caitlin Lawrence (Sherburne, N.Y.), freshmen Sabrina Burns (Clayton, N.Y.) and Sadie Sheffler (Waynesboro, Pa.), all of Wells College, sophomore Leah Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and freshman Morgan Phillips (Morrisville, N.Y.), both of SUNY Morrisville and senior Deanna Clemens (Schwenksville, Pa.) of Lancaster Bible College.

The complete listing of the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction can be found here— honorees are listed alphabetically according to their last name. Past award winners are archived here.

The NFHCA has already announced the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award and the 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad — the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete will be announced on April 2.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.